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Posts Tagged ‘Vanessa Ruffes’

WINK Reporter Injured in News Van Rollover Updates Viewers on Facebook

Vanessa Ruffes, the WINK reporter who, along with photographer Lucas Bogg, was injured when the station news van blew a tire and flipped over on I-75 yesterday morning has updated fans on how the two are doing following the accident.

Ruffes told viewers on the station’s facebook page, “I’m very glad to report my photographer Lucas Bogg and I are resting up and doing well today after our news truck rolled on I-75. Right now, I’m home nursing a fractured collarbone and can’t wait to return to work.”

The reporter for the Fort Myers, FL, CBS affiliate also thanked two people who pulled over and called 9-1-1 after the crash along with emergency crews, “to the firefighters, deputies, troopers, and medics who attended to us on scene; and to the ER staff at Naples Community Hospital for patching us up so well. Thank you for making a frightening experience much more bearable,” she said.

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Two Injured After WINK News Van Flips on Freeway

WINK Reporter Vanessa Ruffes and photographer Lucas Bogg were injured this morning when their news van crashed on I-75 around 6:00 a.m.

The Fort Myers, FL, CBS affiliate reports the Florida Highway Patrol said the van lost control and flipped over after a tire blew out. You can watch the station’s report by clicking here. Their website doesn’t allow embedding.

WINK said both Ruffes and Bogg were treated for minor injuries at Naples Community Hospital and have been released.

Watch a report about the accident and traffic backup it caused from NBC affiliate WBBH after the jump. Read more